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Gebr. Heinemann headquarters in Hamburg by gmp
June 3, 2013

gmp von Gerkan Marg und Partner Heinemann HamburgThe architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) have won first prize in the competition for the extension of Gebr. Heinemann Headquarters in Hamburg’s HafenCity. The new building designed for the Hamburg-based, tradition-rich trading company impressed the jury as “an independent urban-planning and architectural contribution characterized by timeless, harmoniously self-contained architecture.” Gebr. Heinemann, originally founded as a ship supplier in Hamburg’s Speicherstadt district in 1879 and now a well-known, modern Hansea- tic trading house on the international travel market, invited eight architectural firms to participate in the competition.
The task was to extend the two existing warehouse buildings between the Magdeburg Harbor and Shanghai- allee to create an “ensemble of three striking blocks that form a harmonious triad representing the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries.” The new structure directly adjacent to the headquarters and including underground parking, six floors of offices, and two recessed floors, will be built in line with the “Sustainable Construction in HafenCity” gold standard.
 
 
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